In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29. [Wiki]
So this rules.
Uta Pippig winning the 1996 Boston Marathon during which she got (and ran through) her period.
If mine doesn’t show up in the next day or two, I’m going to have to run the half while on my period. Killmenow. I’m already four days late. Fuck medicine that fucks with my hormones. Fuck tonsillitis. Fucking fuck.
That is so amazing that she just kept on keeping on.
And I love that she doesn’t seem to even care that she has blood streaming down her leg. So beautiful.